Equine Miconazole Topical (Rx)
This drug is a medication that is used to treat fungal infections affecting the skin in horses. Miconazole is available in the form of creams, sprays, rinses, shampoos, and medicated wipes.
WHAT IS THIS DRUG?
- An antifungal
- Applied directly on the skin
REASONS FOR PRESCRIBING:
- Used to treat certain small and localized fungal skin infections
- Commonly used for the treatment of localized ringworm in horses
Miconazole should be given according to your veterinarian’s instructions.
Read and follow the prescription label carefully in regards to recommended frequency of use. Certain rinses require dilution prior to use on your horse.
Give the exact amount prescribed and only as often as directed.
Give this medication for as long as your veterinarian directs. Do not skip doses or stop giving the medication without consulting your veterinarian. Dose adjustments may be made based upon an assessment of how your horse is responding clinically. Ideally, give this medication at the same time(s) daily.
Discuss with your veterinarian if you should clean the affected area prior to applying the medication. It may be necessary to clip the hair around the affected area to assist with the treatment of the skin infection. Discuss with your veterinarian if you should apply any bandaging after applying the medication to the affected area.
Avoid getting this medication in your horse's eyes, nose, or mouth.
Always wash your hands before and after applying any topical medication.
If treating a potentially contagious skin condition, consider using gloves to apply the medication and consult with your veterinarian about further measures to avoid spreading the infection.
If you are having difficulty applying the medication or your horse is in discomfort, contact your veterinarian.
Call ahead for refills.
WHAT IF A DOSE IS MISSED?
If a dose is missed, perform it as soon as you can. If it is time already for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to the normal schedule. Do not perform two doses at the same time.
STORAGE AND WARNINGS:
Miconazole should be stored in a childproof container in a cool, dry place at room temperature away from heat and direct sunlight.
You should wear gloves when applying this medication or wash hands immediately after application.
Keep this and all medication out of reach of children and pets.
Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take this product.
POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS:
- For severe skin conditions, the application of products containing alcohol may be irritating
- If you notice anything unusual including any signs of skin irritation, redness, or a rash, contact your veterinarian
CAN THIS DRUG BE GIVEN WITH OTHER DRUGS?
- Avoid applying other topical products to the same location as it may affect the absorption of Miconazole
- Do not give new food or medications without first talking to your veterinarian
- If your horse experiences any unusual reactions when taking multiple medications, contact your veterinarian
Contact your veterinarian immediately if your horse receives more than the prescribed amount.
WHAT TO TELL/ASK A VETERINARIAN BEFORE USING THIS MEDICATION?Talk to your veterinarian about:
- What tests may need to be performed prior to and during treatment with this drug
- The importance of good management and nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease
- When your horse may need to be re-examined
- What are the risks and benefits of using this drug
- If your horse has experienced side-effects on other drugs/products
- If your horse has experienced any other medical problems or allergies
- All medicines and supplements that you are giving your horse or plan to give your horse, including those you can get without a prescription. Your veterinarian may want to check that all of your horse’s medications can be given together.
- If your mare is pregnant, nursing or if you plan to breed in the near future
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
Notify your veterinarian if your horse’s condition does not improve or worsens despite this treatment.
This product should not be used in horses intended for human consumption.
Check with the appropriate regulatory body regarding the use in competition horses.
As with all prescribed medication, Miconazole should only be given to the horse for which it was prescribed.
It should be given only for the condition for which it was prescribed.
This is just a summary of information about Miconazole. If you have any questions or concerns about this product or for the condition it was prescribed, please contact your veterinarian.